Apologies for not posting this sooner..but, my "family reunion" apparently
lasted MORE than just one day, and carried on through the week until everybody moved back home.
Did things go EXACTLY as I expected?: "Not really, no."
Did I enjoy myself?: "ABSOLUTELY NOT!!"
The reunion itself was predictable. We all gathered in the same place as the last one.
simply because a family member of mine WANTED to be the host again, and didn't really care how everybody else felt.
See, on that paticularly day it was very, VERY hot. and, my mother had a good idea
of spending the reunion at the local park, and renting out the pool area for everybody.
INSTEAD, we were stuck at that house with tacky fans keeping us cool.
and, little to NOTHING to do but listen to adults gab about themselves, and walk around aimlessly in boredom.
said family member who insisted on hosting this thing at her house didn't exactly show she had much character
when she bragged over how she STOLE family photographs of my mother's parents, and never returned them.
yeah, she admitted to being a thief..and, said it with a very proud smile.
Great..I'm related to a smug thief. (sarcasticly) I am sooooo happy, now.
It seemed the only reason my mother dragged me along to this was to be the photographer.
(and, she continued to blackmail me into being on my 'best behavior' by taking away my laptop computer for a year.)
but, I only managed to take a few pictures or so, as I spent most of the day talking with my older niece.
It seemed at though THAT was the one bright side to this whole thing.
here I had a niece who showed interest and apreciation for what I do.
whom I trusted enough to show her my work on an aged, obsolete laptop.
(I even advise she get herself her own account on DeviantART.)
that maybe for once..I had found at least ONE family member who was trustworthy..NOT SO.
During the trip, she asked if I was doing anything thursday.
she explained she might have some free time, and wanted to spend some time at my house
(heck, we even exchanged phone numbers so we could stay connected.)
and, for a minute..I felt that things were looking up.
I had already made these plans for us to spend the day together. OOH!, I was so excited!!
THEN, I learned of a graduation party she was having at another house.
and, I decided to willingly attend so I could spend even MORE time with her..
THIS was when things went downhill, and was brutally reminded just what my family is REALLY like.
the whole time I was there..I was ignored.
I passed by my niece several times without her saying ONE. SINGLE. WORD to me.
I was stuck in a room with some other guests, while the 'guest-of-honor' herself had the REAL party in another room.
by the time the party was over..my niece was leaving, and hadn't said one word to me
(worst yet. I overheard from a conversation she had with somebody else that she had "plans" for thursday, and NEVER bothered to tell me in person.)
I gotta admit. I felt so..BETRAYED. and, stupid for allowing myself to fully trust her.
but, at teh same time..I feel greatful, as she reminded me how untrustworthy my family really is.
I had almost forgotten..and, I WON'T be forgetting that again.
Worst part is the NEXT TIME we saw each other recently, she acted all nice and asked how I was doing.
What is she?, DUELA DENT!?, can this woman BE any more Two-Faced!?
she act like she's my friend one minute, IGNORES me the next, then acts like nothing is wrong!!
UGH!, the the worst part is that my mother continued to play her blackmailing card.
threatening to take away my computer for a YEAR if I didn't act nice.
So, against my better judgement..I pretended like nothing was wrong.
I lied, became Twofaced myself. and, I HATE myself for it.
I'm just glad this whole thing is all over.